Mon.Aug 06, 2018

1st Day Student Survey with Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

On the first day of school, my students complete a detailed student survey. It is designed to collect basic information and help me get to know my new students. The more I know about them, the easier it is for me to design and facilitate learning opportunities that will appeal to them.

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The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing. This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Why Parents Don’t Understand How To Help

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Parents Don’t Understand How To Help by Terry Heick Jargon is a necessary evil. Simply put, jargon helps us be more specific. Pilots in planes don’t ‘go up,’ they ‘gain altitude.’

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How Can We Enhance Learning Through Technology Integration?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome teacher and author Bethany Petty on the podcast to discuss how teachers are creating engaging and dynamic lessons with technology in their classrooms.

STUDENT VOICE: ‘Then one day a bomb exploded during my geometry class’

The Hechinger Report

MAFRAQ, Jordan — Syrian refugee children at a settlement near the Jordan-Syria border on April 26, 2018. Photo: © Mohammad Abu Ghosh/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire. There are many things people don’t know about life in my home country of Syria.

5 Ways To Engage Reluctant Learners

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Ways To Engage Reluctant Learners contributed by Kristina J. Doubet, Ph.D and Jessica A. Hockett, Ph.D. We’ve all been there. Slumped bodies, rolled eyes, defiant words, and off-task behaviors announce (not-so-subtly) that instruction isn’t “working.”

Certiport, EC-Council Launch Cybersecurity Certification for Students

techlearning

Certiport , a Pearson VUE business, today announces a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council, a global provider of cybersecurity education.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Transforming Struggling Readers into Engaged, Enthusiastic Students

edWeb.net

With 10 million students in grades K-12 struggling to read, taking those struggling readers from disengaged to enthused may seem like a huge feat. However, doing just one thing to take action can cause a wave of reaction throughout the entire school.

Can Online Courses Help Fix Teacher Professional Development?

techlearning

If we have heard it said once, we have heard it said 1,000 times: Professional Development is Broken For every time we have heard that said, we have also heard suggestions on how to fix it.

5 Steps K-12 Schools Need to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps K-12 Schools Need to Consider When Moving to the Cloud. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:11. In recent years, cloud computing has gained momentum among K–12 school districts, following expectations , as personalized learning, connected classrooms and one-to-one device programs add a significant strain to school networks.

Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck by @mo_physics

Teacher Tech

Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck Guest Blog post by Mike Mohammad In their book, Ditch That Homework, Alice Keeler and Matt Miller call for a shift in what work in the classroom looks like in order to eliminate the need for students to do the traditional homework that leaves students spending hours mindlessly practicing […]. The post Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck by @mo_physics appeared first on Teacher Tech. Grading Guest Post grading Pear Deck

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Versatile Tool Supports Research, Digital Presentations Across All Subjects

techlearning

Museum Box Curate a bit of history in a box with this unique creation site Pros: It's easy to create a box that fits your project perfectly; layers allow for real depth of learning. Cons: It can be a little clunky interface-wise, and there's more guidance for teachers than students.

That Time a 5th Grader Designed My AP Chemistry Lesson!

Cycles of Learning

I have written many times before about the connection between the 5E learning cycle and Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Click here for a diagram that pairs the two processes together well.

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Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck by @mo_physics

Teacher Tech

Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck Guest Blog post by Mike Mohammad In their book, Ditch That Homework, Alice Keeler and Matt Miller call for a shift in what work in the classroom looks like in order to eliminate the need for students to do the traditional homework that leaves students spending hours mindlessly practicing […]. The post Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck by @mo_physics appeared first on Teacher Tech. Grading Guest Post grading Pear Deck

Procrastinating? Still? How a Tomato Timer Can Help You Stop Putting Things Off

MindShift

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Getting Ready for Teaching this Fall

ProfHacker

How is it already MID-AUGUST?!?!?! I just got back from Digital Pedagogy Lab , a week full of people sharing resources that can be implemented in our classes, if we start thinking about it [looks at calendar - weeps] now.

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3 ways small districts can go big on PD

eSchool News

As a leader in a district in Indianapolis with nine schools and limited resources, I’m well aware of the fact that most districts don’t have the time or money to devote to one-off workshops and training sessions that may or may not improve instruction.

Peerless-AV® Announces New Motorized Flat Panel Cart

techlearning

Peerless-AV® announces the launch of its Motorized Collaboration Cart (SR598ML3). The Motorized Collaboration Cart now integrates the use of actuators, making it easy for users to raise and lower touch-enabled displays.

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One District’s Success with Online Learning Customization

Where Learning Clicks

Seneca Valley School District gives students seemingly endless learning opportunities thanks to online learning customization. Read on to see how they do it. The post One District’s Success with Online Learning Customization appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

QwertyTown Announces Upgrades

techlearning

QwertyTown 2.0 maintains its keyboarding and digital literacy fundamentals while incorporating a range of new features and upgrades.

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating optimal learning experiences come to.read more

Today's Newsletter: Is Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Your School Soon?

techlearning

If the old journalism dictum that three news stories on a subject makes a trend, then the controversial topic of using facial recognition in schools certainly passes the test. Yesterday’s top story in the News-Pressnow interviews Dr. Robert Sigrist, director of student services for the St.

Back to school: 8 ways to spruce up your tech readiness

eSchool News

Summer isn’t quite over, but now that August has claimed its place on our calendars, many educators are getting ready to welcome students back to school in the coming weeks–and that means ensuring tech tools and digital resources are ready to go.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.